ON TO VICTORY RUNS A STORMING RACE ON DEBUT
On To Victory narrowly failed to peg back the useful Mount Moriah in the re-running of the prestigious Further Flight Stakes (Listed) at Nottingham on Saturday evening. He had something to find on official ratings (he was 10lbs wrong with the winner on official ratings) but always travelled strongly and hit the front inside the last furlong just to be denied close home going down by a neck on the line.
He had some very smart contenders trailing behind and will come on a great deal lot for the run. Eve Johnson Houghton was thrilled and thought Edward Greatrex gave him a great ride. This very exciting Horse is still improving and all being well will now go to York for the Yorkshire Cup on Friday May 18th.
He is going the right way and The Racing Post comment in their post race analysis reads: “He made the favourite pull out all the stops and is a thoroughly likeable type who should enjoy another profitable campaign.”
RUNNING CLOUD SET FOR SEASONAL DEBUT AT SANDOWN
Running Cloud was so impressive on his racecourse debut last year at Wolverhampton when easily overturning a 4/1 on favourite, but was subsequently marginally disappointing. However, he has a handicap mark of 81 and the mile and a quarter £20,000 3yo handicap at the Esher venue makes appeal. He will come on from this race and his campaign hopefully will progress in to some of the middle distance and staying races, which suit on pedigree. His trainer, Eve Johnson Houghton, has had an excellent start to the season with her horses running very well.
WHO DARES WINS ON TARGET FOR CHESTER CUP
Who Dares Wins has run two terrific races at both the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals and will return to the Flat on Friday May 11th for the Chester Cup, where he is one of the ante-post favourites. Alan King reports him in very good form. This very consistent horse is giving his owners a wonderful journey and finished arguably an unlucky fourth in the race last year when beaten just a length behind the useful Montaly.
FIRST MOHICAN – THE CURTAIN COMES DOWN
First Mohican has been a fantastic horse on our team for the last 9 years. He started his career with Henry Cecil and his 7 wins and just short of £160,000 in total prize money has been well documented. He has taken his owners on a fabulous journey and there will be a retirement page for him on this website in due course. His best achievement was arguably when he did not win, but was runner-up in the 2016 Cesarewitch, when he came from last only to be thwarted by what turned out to be an extremely well handicapped winner trained by Hughie Morrison. First Mohican will be missed, but has a wonderful retirement home in East Sussex and his owners will continue to keep an eye on him.
ON TO VICTORY, RUNNING CLOUD AND TOUR DE PARIS GOING WELL
On To Victory (in front red cap), Running Cloud (middle pink cap) and Tour De Paris (green cap) can be seen moving well on the Carpet gallop at Eve Johnson Houghton’s recently.
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Eve Johnson Houghton achieved a record breaking season last year and our horses over the last three years have been highly successful with her and include Running Deer, Scarlet Dragon, On To Victory and last year’s juvenile winner Running Cloud.
Syndicates of up to twelve people are available in both these two horses and highly recommended. Pegasus Bridge (pictured above) was on show at Eve’s Yearling Parade in November and looked particularly outstanding.
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